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The College

The College

Located in Western New York, Alfred State College of Technology - State University of New York (SUNY) is in a vibrant community surrounded by scenic countryside. In the charming Village of Alfred, college students greatly outnumber permanent residents. This quintessential college town is 15 miles north of the Pennsylvania border, 70 miles south of Rochester, and 90 miles southeast of Buffalo.

Alfred State started as a state school of agriculture in 1908. Then in 1948 it was incorporated into the newly organized SUNY system. The college was authorized by SUNY to award the degree of Associate in Applied Science in 1951, the Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees in 1967, and the Associate in Occupational Studies in 1973. Bachelor's degrees were added in 1991.

The college enrolls more than 3,600 undergraduate students annually. There are approximately 400 teaching faculty and staff members supporting the college’s 70+ programs in agriculture, allied health, applied technology, architecture, business, engineering technology, liberal arts, nursing, and sciences.

At Alfred State, we call ourselves pioneers, individuals who prove their fundamental drive, dogged determination, and ability to overcome obstacles. These admirable traits help pioneers put their skills to work to build a brighter future. The college is proud that 99 percent of our recent graduates have jobs or are continuing their education in their chosen field. Employers tell us that Alfred State students:

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